An episode of the Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Alex Fitch talks to directors Michael Apted and Cory McAbee about their work, including 56Up, The World is not enough, and Crazy and Thief.
Press release: "Alex Fitch talks to two directors about their projects which capture visions of childhood and how that progresses into adulthood. In a Q & A recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON: EAST, Alex chats to Cory McAbee, creator of SF musicals The American Astronaut and Stingray Sam, about his latest film Crazy and Thief - a semi improvised drama which documents the director's children as they journey across New York looking for stars and come across characters inspired by The Odyssey - again scored by his band, 'The Billy Nayer Show'. Cory discusses his change in direction for this project, the difficulties of directing children and performs a song from the soundtrack.
Also, Alex discusses 56Up with Michael Apted, the latest instalment of his 7Up series which has charted the lives of 14 children from diverse socio-economic backgrounds since the age of 7, with new episodes every 7 years; as well as exploring the history of this series, Alex and Michael discuss the latter's involvement with another serial that's reached its 50th anniversary as the director recalls his experience of directing the Bond movie, The World is not Enough."